Author: Kendall Ryan
Publisher: EverAfter Platinum
Publishing Date: April 12, 2016
Genre: Military, Contemporary, Romance
When Greyson Archer tosses a twenty on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see are the haunted green eyes staring at him. Finley should be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles into her G-string and giving lap dances.
Greyson can't deny that he'd like his own private show, but there's not a chance in hell of that happening. The last time the former Navy SEAL saw her she was dressed in black, holding a folded flag and sobbing that it was all his fault... and he agreed with every single word. He couldn't do anything to help her then, but he can now.
Finley deserves better than this dingy club, and when an obsessed customer crosses the line, Greyson leads the rescue and will do whatever it takes to make amends for their broken past.
He never expected to want to settle down, but with Finley, everything is different. For the first time ever, he can breathe. But Greyson will have to fight for what he wants in order to keep the woman with the green eyes he's dreamed about so often.
SLOW & STEADY is the second in the Alphas Undone series, but can be read as a standalone novel.
Greyson is a bit troubled and can't get past the loss of his best friend. He lost him during a mission they never should have been on and since then, he's buried himself in his work. He doesn't take time to care for himself. Instead, he stays busy and cares for others who need him and the rest of his group to protect or save them in a variety of situations.
Greyson is not prepared for what he finds when he goes to clear his mind in a strip club. He's a typical alpha male and isn't there for a hook-up, but a few moments to get away from it all. Unfortunately, he finds someone on the stage that throws him right back into the middle of the pain and memories. Finley. The woman who's husband was his best friend. The woman who told him to get lost after the funeral because she was not going to see the reminder in front of her every day. She walked away from that life and forged ahead on her own.
Finley is a strong protagonist. She is independent and focused on caring for her daughter. There is no room for the past in her life. That is until Greyson barges in and takes over. He's pushy and bossy, but Maple loves Greyson and that speaks volumes about who he is now. This is what makes me love the two characters. They are willing to work together to make the tiny, smiling reminder of the past happy.
The only part I felt was rushed was the moment Finley is facing an uncertain future as a result of the job she'd chosen and the obsession a fan has with her. It wasn't full of enough angst for me. I wanted more depravity I guess. I don't want to say too much here and give it away, but that could have been developed a bit more.
Loved the book! Loved the characters! Loved the push and pull! Loved the whole idea!